Category Archives: Conservation Tillage/No Till/Seeding

Articles addressing tillage practices (or lack of) and seeding practices.

Soil Health in Wall Street Journal?

Surprisingly yes! The following linked article from the Wall Street Journal quips “Three Cheers for Expensive Oil.”   An attention getter for sure. But the article is essentially about the effect of high fuel prices on farming practices that use a lot … Continue reading

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More on Healthy Soil & Drought – USDA’s Approach

A short video about the USDA’s approach to soil health. Of course the up front issue at the moment is drought and how healthy soils, and their resultant crops, are better able to cope. Although I work for the USDA-NRCS as … Continue reading

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Gail Fuller, Emporia Kansas, Soil Health and Cover Crops

This short video succinctly says it all. Listen to this man! This is what it’s all about and the attitude necessary to go down this road to sustainability, healthy soils, healthy crops, healthy people, AND a healthy bottom line.   Also a … Continue reading

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Cover Crop Videos – Real Experience

Still pretty busy but I thought I’d throw in some videos regarding cover crops. Seems to be “all  the rage” these days. Maybe because it works. The same crops and timing doesn’t work everywhere, obviously, but the principle is universal. … Continue reading

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SARE Video Featuring South Dakota No-Till Farmer Dan Forgey

I prefer to let my links do the talking and this is no exception. A powerful video by Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) showing the multitude of benefits derived from no-till and some of the nuances of making the transition from … Continue reading

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